“We will continue to call for Finance Minister Amara Konneh to resign due to the economy’s continued suffering from ‘budget shortfalls syndrome,” Senator George Tengbeh has maintained.
Senator Tengbeh of Lofa County made the assertion in Monrovia Sunday, April 27, at a program marking the launch of the Foya University Student’s Association (FUSA’s) financial aid fund drive.
“I will not stop calling for Minister Konneh to resign until justice is served on the matter,” the Lofa County Senator threatened.
Senator Tengbeh used the occasion to sound an urgent appeal to the Liberia Anti-corruption Commission (LACC) and Liberia Extractive International Transparency Initiative (LEITI) to network with the relevant legislative committees for practical results.
Senator Tengbeh insinuated that there were more financial wrongdoings taking place in government’s financial agencies that were in need of urgent attention.
“We will continue to fail in the implementation of Legislative projects owing to the Finance Ministry’s continued practice of not making remittances of funds on time; sometimes not at all,” Senator Tengbeh claimed.
“I believe that Finance Minister Amara Konneh and his financial team should resign because they have underperformed and are contributing to the socio-economic hardships being experienced by many Liberians,” said Senator Tengbeh.
He further assured Liberians that no stone would be left unturned in exposing those who want to use the Liberian economy for their own selfish motives.
“From now on, we will intensify our fight against would-be fortune hunters from the financial and political spectra of Liberian society,” Senator Tengbeh warned.
He frowned on the current posture being exhibited by officials of the Finance Ministry as it relates to dismal financial performances during the fiscal year.
A few days ago, the Ministry of Finance issued a press statement and described utterances by Senator Tengbeh and Representative Isaac Roland of Maryland County as ‘reckless and irresponsible.’
Rep. Roland had also called for the resignation or dismissal of Finance Minister Konneh.